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Departmental Budget

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's budget is for 2005-06; and how much of that budget has been allocated to current overseas deployments. (94917)

The defence budget for 2005-6 was £30,888 million, as set in Spending Review 2004. The net additional costs of operations are funded from the Treasury special reserve and the conflict prevention pool, not the Defence Budget.

Further information on Defence expenditure in 2005-06, including on operations, is contained within the Ministry of Defence Annual Report and Accounts 2005-2006 (HC1394) which is available in the Library of the House.